We are a specialist Logistics and Supply Chain Consulting company that specialises in warehouse design and optimisation. We have a team of specialists that support us to deliver both small and large projects. 

Tony Hughes, Logistics Consultant 

Hello. I’m Tony Hughes or TH. I’m a logistics and supply chain consultant. I am based in Northamptonshire and work with clients throughout the UK and around the world. With over 30 years of experience in manufacturing and logistics operations and working with key partners in the sector I can deliver projects of any size. 

Early days 

I started out training to become an Industrial Engineer and studied at night school to gain the Institute of Management Services Certificate and Diploma. I am a fully trained and qualified Work Study Engineer and practitioner of the Maynard operation sequence technique (MOST) predetermined motion time system. 
I joined the Peugeot Motor Company where I worked in manufacturing and was responsible for line feeding and logistics operations. At the same time, I continued my studies to complete the Institute of Logistics Diploma. I then transferred to the Peugeot Spare Parts warehousing operation and completed my MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. 


I then joined the world of third party logistics, working for Ryder, Exel/DHL, Norbert Dentressangle (XPO), Ceva, and TNT. This part of my career was very enjoyable, taking me all over the world and making some great friends along the way. I worked mostly in warehouse operations solution design, supporting business development tenders and managing in-house operations. 
Tony Hughes, Guest Lecturer at the University of Warwick  
MSc course 
I have worked across all sectors and covered all types of storage media and materials handling equipment, both manual and automated. I have also worked on numerous warehouse management system (WMS) specification and implementation projects. 

The path to consultancy 

My career then led to work briefly as an associate for a consulting company and directly for an automation systems integrator who I later joined. Here I worked on projects that included Pick and Put to Light systems, conveyors and sorters, automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), shuttle systems and automated packing systems. I also completed the technical design training course with Autostore in Norway. 
Next was a move to Cirrus Logistics (now Körber), developers of the CLASS warehouse simulation software, where I managed consultancy projects and delivered training courses to users around the world. 


I have been an independent consultant since January 2020, dividing my time between projects for my private clients and working as an associate with other consulting companies. 
I have the expertise and experience to work individually and alongside trusted partners on projects of any size and to make sure they are delivered on time and within budget. 


MSc Industrial Logistics (Supply Chain Management)  
University of Central England, Birmingham 
Institute of Logistics Diploma 
Stoke on Trent Technical College 
Institute of Management Services Diploma 
Sandwell Technical College 
Institute of Production Control Diploma 
Hall Green Technical College, Birmingham 


MSc Industrial Logistics (Supply Chain Management)  
AutoCAD - Advanced 
CLASS warehouse Simulation 
Cost to Serve - Cirrus Logistics 
MOST - Predetermined Time system 
Work Study Practitioner - Practical 

Outside of work... 

In addition to my consulting practice, for the last two years I have also had a part-time role as a guest lecturer at the University of Warwick. It’s highly rewarding and very enjoyable. 
My subject is the Warehouse Design Process, and the lectures form part of the MSc in Supply Chain & Logistics Management. I also mentor students with their dissertations. 
I love cycling which I started about eight years ago after hanging up my football boots. I generally average 5,000 miles a year, in part to raise funds in support of the Marie Curie and Macmillan Cancer Support charities. 
For my sins, I am a Birmingham City fan. That's not easy! 
In the first instance please call Tony on 07960 213193 
or email tony@thlogisticsconsultant.com 
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